When Dad went to art college one of the books he was required to purchase was one of anatomy. The idea was that you couldn’t be expected to be able to draw the human body properly without an understanding of the skeleton and muscles………..how things have changed!
The recommended anatomy book was expensive so he started college with one he copied from one on the library!
I’ve always been fascinated by these drawings and have had a couple framed. I came across these old engravings in another anatomy book and couldn’t help reproducing them myself though obviously I had to add a bit of colour. Not to everyone’s taste and I’m fairly sure I’ll never be allowed to hang them on a wall in our house…….
Some more drawings. I’m going through the fifth portfolio with most of the A2 size drawings recorded now!
This is Wastwater.
Southport Parish Chuch with what looks like Woolworths in the background so obviously not a recent drawing!
The lovely Wigton.
The chapel of St. Catherine at Lanercost Priory.
The promenade at Silloth.
‘ The Folly’, Settle.
And finally the gateway to Skipton Castle, great fun to draw.
I drew this ages ago of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral on Duke Street which is just off Oxford Street in London.
Another oldie this time the reception building at The Mariners on the Island of Anguilla.
I drew this just before it was knocked down for a development of flats. It was the old Palladium Cinema in Kendal. The front part of the building had some lovely 1930 details, now lost forever. The building had already closed down but I was able to get access, I took some photos in the gloom but it wasn’t until the photos were developed that I was able to really see all the furniture and original light fittings that my flash photos had picked up.
The Esplanade Gardens Cafe on the seafront at Shanklin on The Isle Of Wight has recently been ‘redeveloped’ with a new roof and layout. Unfortunately this has meant the loss of the little cupola and the internal wood panelling that gave it it’s character….that’s progress!
Brougham Castle, well……..what’s left of it!
The castle gateway at Egremont.
Holy Trinity Church in Kendal.
Old House in Askrigg.
The lovely Coniston, where it doesn’t always rain……though it has done every time I’ve been there and I’ve been there a lot of times!
The pile of drawings is getting smaller now, though I do keep coming across ones I’ve forgotten about.
Glenridding Pier, Ullswater.
Hardrow Scaur falls in Wensleydale.
Christ Church, Silloth.
Before moving to The Island I lived in Brighton, well Kemptown actually. In 2000 I worked on a set of twenty five drawings of Brighton seafront from Brighton pier to the end of Kemptown, these are some of the drawings I produced.
This is the old market house at Shap.
The rather magnificent Castlerigg stone circle just outside Keswick.
Bowness on Windermere.
The old road west of Lake Thirlmere.
The topiary in the gardens of Levens Hall, fabulous and well worth a visit…….or just buy the drawing!
The War memorial, Egremont.
Derwent Water, the north end.
Fishing Quay at Scarborough
Admiralty Arch, London.
Lewis crescent, Brighton.
Harrods, when the Royals frequented the place!
Some more drawings from the pile, we’ve been traveling around the country for some of these!
The gorgeous Eileen Donan Castle up in Scotland.
Skipton parish church.
Cockley Bridge, I love the tractor on the left hand side, we call things like that ‘nutty bits’ as they are really fun to draw!
The main street in Cockermouth.
Newby Bridge, unfortunately this was washed away in the winter flooding.
Hawes in Wensleydale.
Acorn Bank in Temple Sowerby.
The mill and bridge at Aysgarth.
The Black Bull at Haworth.
Apsley House, one time home of The Duke of Wellington in London and well worth a visit.